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Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer

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Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer
Key Features
  • 88 Fully Weighted Hammer Action Keys
  • 5-Zone Multi Controller Mode
  • 23 Programmable Physical Controllers
  • 2GB of Sounds, 1500 Factory Presets
The Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer combines high-quality instrument sounds with a host of hands-on, real-time performance controls to deliver a great playing experience for professional performing artists, songwriters, and recording musicians working at home, performing live onstage or in clubs and theaters, or creating in the studio.
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Kurzweil AMS-PC-SE Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sounds
  • 3Performance
  • 4Controls
  • 5User Interface

The Kurzweil PC4 SE 88-Key Performance Controller and Studio Workstation Synthesizer combines high-quality instrument sounds with a host of hands-on, real-time performance controls to deliver a great playing experience for professional performing artists, songwriters, and recording musicians working at home, performing live onstage or in clubs and theaters, or creating in the studio.

The PC4 SE features 88 fully weighted hammer action keys that deliver an authentic piano-like feel. Utilizing FlashPlay technology and 2GB of instrument samples, it offers over 1500 hand-selected factory presets organized into 10 categories. Sounds include optimized German D and Japanese C7 grand pianos, triple-strike piano, 73 electric pianos, clavinets, harpsichords, organs, celeste, bowed and hit crotales, vector synthesis waveforms, and more.

The PC4 SE allows you to construct sonic combinations via the Multi Mode setup, offering 5 zones of MIDI controller capabilities. It is equipped with a 16-track sequencer, five riff generators, and five arpeggiators. Other features include front-panel master transport controls, an FX engine, string resonance technology, a 6-operator FM engine, 23 programmable physical controllers, a widescreen color display, and easy-access transpose controls.

Sounds
256 Voices of V.A.S.T. Polyphony
  • 256-voice polyphony using the Kurzweil V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) engine.
2GB of Factory Sounds
  • Over 1500 hand-selected factory presets organized into 10 categories including E. Piano, Clav, Organ, Strings/Pad, Brass/Wind, Synth, Guitar/Bass, Drum/Perc, Misc.
  • Optimized 9' German D, vintage 7' Japanese C7 concert grand piano with KSR (Kurzweil String Resonance), and Triple Strike Piano.
  • 73 Electric Piano, Clavinets, Harpsichords, Celeste, Bowed and Hit Crotales, and Vector Synthesis Waveforms.
  • Wide selection of rock, synth, and orchestral sounds from the K2700, PC4 and PC3 Series, as well as the KORE 64 expansion.
FlashPlay Technology
  • Proprietary FlashPlay technology provides the PC4 SE with lots of horsepower. It features 2GB of sample content with zero loading time and ultrafast performance.
6-Operator FM Engine
  • The 6-operator FM Engine is equipped with the ability to load original FM SysEx files.
CC Sequencers
  • Add sonic animation to sounds via 5 simultaneous MIDI CC step sequencers for modulation sequencing.
KB3 ToneReal Organs
  • Modeled after classic organs, KB3 mode offers control over 9 drawbars, rotary speed, chorus/vibrato, brake, percussion, and more.
Powerful FX Engine
  • Over 1000 complex effect chains featuring award-winning reverbs, delays, choruses, flangers, phasers, distortions, rotary speakers, compressors, and more. The PC4 SE also offers a global Master FX section featuring a 3-band EQ and compression.
K.S.R. Kurzweil String Resonance
  • Piano string resonance modeling for enhanced acoustic piano performance.
Performance
88-Note Hammer-Action Keyboard
  • The PC4 SE features a Real Piano Hammer Action (RPHA), 88-key, fully weighted hammer-action with velocity-sensitive adjustable keys.
5-Zone Multi Controller Mode
  • Construct massive sonic combinations via Kurzweil's renowned Multi Controller mode offering 5 zones of unparalleled MIDI controller capabilities.
Quick Splits/Layers
  • Dedicated Split and Layer buttons provide on-the-fly split and layer combinations.
16-Track Sequencer
  • Record, edit, mix. or produce your own tracks, all in the box, with the PC4 SE 16-track internal sequencer. Import MIDI (.mid) files as well as Kurzweil PC3 / PC4 / Forte-family songs.
5 Simultaneous RIFF Generators
  • Trigger and manipulate up to 5 simultaneous MIDI sequences on the fly. Select from an internal library of patterns or record/import your own.
5 Simultaneous Note Arpeggiators
  • Activate up to 5 independent Arps (1 per Program, 5 per Multi) and discover the Step Sequencer environment—with dedicated On/Off and Tap Tempo buttons.
Controls
Front-Panel Master Transport Controls
  • Use the buttons in the transport section to control recording and playback for the onboard 16-track sequencer.
23 Programmable Physical Controllers
  • 5 sliders, 5 knobs, 6 buttons, 2 wheels, 2 switch-pedal dual inputs (which support half-damper for pianos), and 1 continuous control pedal input. A sustain/switch pedal is included (half-damper pedal is available separately).
Easy Access to Transpose Controls
  • Dedicated -/+ transpose controls conveniently located right above the LED backlit pitch/modulation wheels.
User Interface
Widescreen Color Display
  • Navigate the PC4 SE with a 4.3", 480x272 widescreen color LCD display (with adjustable brightness).
Categorized Sound Selection
  • Easy category and Program/Multi selection featuring customizable category defaults.
Pick Your Favorites
  • Easily store and recall your most needed 250 Programs/Multis via 5 dedicated Favorites buttons, organized into 50 banks. Each entry conveniently displays the Favorite's name and type (Program or Multi).
Quick Tips for On-Screen Help
  • Full-time on-screen help tips are displayed at the bottom of every page showing you how to use the currently selected page or parameter.
UPC: 883793422613

Kurzweil AMS-PC-SE Specs

Keyboard
RPHA: Real Piano Hammer Action / 88-Note, Fully Weighted Hammer Action with Velocity-Sensitive Adjustable Keys
Display
480 x 272 Pixel High-Resolution Color LCD with Adjustable Brightness
Polyphony
256-Voice Polyphony, Dynamically Allocated
Multitimbral
16 Parts (One per MIDI Channel)
Architecture
Dynamic V.A.S.T. with User Programmable DSP Algorithms and Routing
6-Operator FM Engine
VA1 Inside: Anti-Aliasing, Power-Shaped Oscillators, and DSP Processing from Kurzweil's VA1
Factory Programs
1500+
User Programs
4000+
Factory Multis
700+, with up to 5 Independent Zones
User Multis
4000+
General MIDI
No
String Resonance
Yes
Master EQ/Compressor Section
Yes
Effects
32 Total FX Units with Over 1000 Complex Effects Chains
Reverbs, Delays, Chorus, Flange, Phaser, EQs, Distortions, Rotary Speaker Simulators, Compressors, and More
Controllers
1 x Pitch Wheel
1 x Modulation Wheel
5 x Front-Panel Sliders
5 x Knobs
6 x Buttons
1 x EQ On/Off Switch
Tap Tempo Button
2 x Transpose Switches
Arp Controls
CC Sequencer On/Off Switch
Transport Controls
2 x Switch Pedal Inputs, Each Supporting Single-Switch Pedal or Single Half-Damper Pedal (1 x Switch/Sustain Pedal Included)
1 x Continuous Control Pedal Inputs
Sequencer
16 Tracks, 960 PPQ Resolution
Song Editing Function Included Both Event and Track-Based Tools like Quantize, Swing, Remap, Controller Scaling, and More
MIDI CC Step Sequencers
5, Simultaneous
Riffs
5, per Multi
Arpeggiator
1 per Program, 5 per Multi
Analog Outputs
2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm, Balanced TRS (32-Bit DAC)
Automatic Mono Switching on Main Outs, +21 dBu Maximum Output, 50 Ohms Balanced Source Impedance
Headphone Output
1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TRS, Back Panel (130 mW into 32 Ohms)
MIDI
In, Out
USB
2 x USB Ports (USB Type-A / USB Type-B)
Complete MIDI Functionality over USB (Can Act as Host for Other USB MIDI controllers)
User Program / Multi File Backup via USB Drive
Operating System Updates via USB Drive
Software Editors
External Editors for Mac OS X, Windows, and iOS Devices
Power Adapter (Included)
15 VDC, 2.5 A, External
Dimensions
6.5 x 14.8 x 51.3" / 16.5 x 37.5 x 130.2 cm
Weight
27.5 lb / 12.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
57.5 x 18 x 10.25"

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